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College Recruiting Process

EVJ Plays a Vital Role For Athletes Pursuing College Scholarships

College Recruiting & Placement Process

EVJ is a nationally renowned program with well-established collegiate relationships throughout the US. We have helped more than 340 athletes earn college scholarships to play volleyball. Our veteran staff is proactive in assessing our athletes' opportunities and consulting with families to help them find the right campus match. We help guide and support our high school athletes throughout the collegiate recruitment process.

EVJ is committed to providing opportunities through education, training, and elite tournament play to those players who have the desire and advanced ability to play collegiately. Finding the right “fit” academically, athletically, and personally is important and unique for each athlete. EVJ provides education for the parents and players by hosting "College Recruiting" seminars, along with current materials, in order to help families navigate their personal process. 

EVJ utilizes SportsRecruits and HUDL to help college bound athletes and their families in their college recruiting efforts. Jen Leo and EVJ's national coaches are available as personal resources for EVJ athletes and their families.

EVJ College Recruiting Coordinator

  • Jordan Herrington (Played at New Mexico State (Indoor) and University of Arizona (Beach), Mesa Community College Head Women's Volleyball Coach (Indoor and Beach), Former Benedictine University at Mesa Head Women's Beach Volleyball Coach)

EVJ Recruiting Consultants

  • Jen Leo (EVJ Club Director, Played at Arizona State University, Academic All American, Hall of Fame Athlete-Corona del Sol High School)
  • Lamar-Renee Bryant (Played at Morgan State and University of Memphis, Xavier College Prep Head Coach, 2023-2024 18 Elite Head Coach)
  • Tayler Peterson (Played at Henderson State University and CGCC, Campo Verde Head Coach, 2023-2024 17 Elite Head Coach)
  • Marina Carpenter (Played at Arizona State University, 2023-2024 17 Elite Assistant Coach)
  • Casey Simon (2023-2024 HS National Teams Program Coordinator and Head Coach 16 Elite, Former Benedictine University at Mesa Assistant Coach (Indoor and Beach), Former Central AZ Juniors Club Director)
  • Jamie Rohme (Played at University of Arkansas and UCLA, 2023-2024 15 Elite Head Coach)
  • Janeliss Johnson-Torres (Played at University of Arkansas, Leonas Ponce Puerto Rico Pro team player, Haro La Rioja Spain Pro team player, 2023-2024 14 Elite Head Coach)
  • Megan Taylor (Played at Grand Canyon University and the Univ of San Francisco, Former Mesa Community College Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, Former Grand Canyon University Assistant Volleyball Coach, 2023-2024 14 Elite Assistant Coach)

Additionally, our coaching staff has several top Division I former athletes who provide invaluable insight and advice throughout the recruiting process.

Recruiting Information & Guidance for the College Bound

Are you interested in playing volleyball in college? If so, tell us. EVJ has extensive (entering 35th season in 2023-2024) collegiate recruiting knowledge and experience. Our staff is well connected and is an amazing resource for our athletes. We are here as a guide and resource for all EVJ athletes. We do not offer fee based recruiting services.  

EVJ Facts:

  • EVJ is contacted regularly by college recruiters and coaches attempting to fill specific needs.  
  • Knowing of your interest to play in college allows us to help align your abilities and interests with a college coach's needs. 
  • Our familiarity and relationships with collegiate programs around the country will help us identify additional opportunities for you.
  • Court One is equipped with digital cameras that are accessible by college coaches around the nation. 
  • Put a list together of colleges that interest you. Our recruiting seminar will provide you information on how to contact those colleges directly. 
  • Our "National" and "Travel" teams compete in national tournaments which provide exposure to our athletes as they are heavily attended by college coaches and recruiters. We encourage our players to provide their schedule to coaches and invite them to our courts. Our coaches also encourage college coaches to visit EVJ courts.
  • Utilize SportsRecruits and HUDL to link videos through your player profile.
  • Guidance to update your profile on (free), which is a database used by most national tournaments, for all levels of college coaches, to get player information.
  • Ultimately, while we can be a guide, it is up to the athlete/family to take charge and get themselves out there through emails, online profiles, videos, phone calls, etc.
  • Talent ultimately is what gets recruited but a strong academic transcript is just as important. College coaches know what they are looking for and you need to provide them as much accessibility to that information as possible.

EVJ's Commitment to Helping You:

  • Playing at EVJ is a great first step. As noted, our national reputation will get you looks. Our "National Coaching Staff" is awesome.
  • See our list of more than 340 athletes receiving collegiate scholarships. Use them as inspiration and perhaps a resource to get advice. We are happy to help you connect.
  • ​EVJ hosts an annual "College Recruiting Seminar" to help direct discussion and distribute information about the process.
  • We have a recruiting packet full of information developed by our College Recruiting Coordinator and Recruiting Consultants that we will share with you to hopefully make your journey as easy as possible.
  • We recommend you get yourself acquainted with the many internal/external resources available to you including SportsRecruits, HUDL, and before sitting down with our staff. See links below.
  • We'll help you understand the difference between the different college divisions, such as DI and NAIA and provide an assessment of where we think your athlete might fit.

College Bound Recruiting Links & Information

Please find below links to a variety of resources we've compiled for you as you enter the recruiting process. ​If you know of a great resource not on this list, please email EVJ Information with the information.